BTM Layout to be the third host of Open Streets in Bengaluru!After the success of Open Streets at HSR Layout and MG Road in September 2015 and February 2016 respectively, the neighborhood of BTM Layout is going to be the third host soon.
The Open Streets initiative aims to drive awareness among public about the benefits of using public transport, cycling or walking, and the positive effect it has on their lives and the overall ‘health’ of the city.
The format comprises of:
- Motorized-Vehicle Free Zone - Blocking the movement of all motorized vehicles across the streets of the neighborhood and allowing free movement of pedestrians, cyclists and other sustainable transport users, thereby creating a traffic-free Sunday.
- Intra-neighborhood Feeder Bus Services – Additional BMTC feeder buses will ply on different routes to help people commute within and outside the neighborhood.
- Several activities throughout the day including Cycle Day - Engaging activities like art exhibitions, performances and the presence of a variety of food stalls and flea market will add to the event.
Below is the map of the chosen neighborhood – BTM Layout for the third Open Streets event: